Jon Jones looking STACKED as he continues preparations for UFC heavyweight debut while bareknuckle boxing | The Sun

UFC legend Jon Jones looked jacked as he took part in a bare-knuckle training session.

The former long-reigning light-heavyweight champion has been on the sidelines for the best part of THREE YEARS in preparation for a long-awaited move up in weight.




Jones has been ramping up his training over the last few months – and his new hulking frame looks ready to mix it with the big boys of MMA's top promotion.

The UFC's former pound-for-pound king shared a video clip of himself hitting mitts bare knuckle with one of his coaches on Thursday night.

His accompanying caption read: "Right now I’m exactly where I need to be.

"I’m excited to see myself in a few months when things actually start to ramp up.

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"Feeling sharp across the board."

Jones, 35, looked stacked as he cracked the pads – and his legion of followers were quick to comment on his body transformation.

One said: "Looking like a big big problem."

Another said: "Absolutely AMAZING!! WOW!"

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And another said: "Let’s go, can’t wait to see in the octagon."

One remarked: "Pretty fast for a heavyweight."

Another chimed in: "Gonna need a new nickname, champ. Bones is no longer viable."

Jones hasn't set foot inside the octagon since his controversial and final defence of the light-heavyweight title at UFC 247 in February 2020.

A very public contract dispute with the UFC brass has also played a role in Jones' hiatus from the octagon.

SunSport, however, revealed in January that negotiations between the two parties had resumed.

Bones' advisor Richard Schaefer said: "He is willing, ready and able to fight whoever we can get for the heavyweight title."

And UFC president Dana White recently echoed the former Golden Boy Promotions chief's declaration.

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He said: "Jon Jones is ready to go. We’re just waiting for an opponent.

"It’s either going to be Francis [Ngannou] depending on how long his knee is going to take to recover or Stipe Miocic."

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